May 6, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) skates off the ice after the Flyers lost 4-2 in game four of the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Claude Giroux Suspended 1 Game For Hit On Dainius Zubrus

Philadelphia Flyers star Claude Giroux will miss Game 5 for his hit on Dainius Zubrus of the New Jersey Devils.

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Flyers' Claude Giroux Suspended 1 Game For Dainius Zubrus Hit

Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux has been suspended one game by the NHL for his head shot on New Jersey Devils forward Dainius Zubrus. The hit occured late in the second period of Sunday's Game 4 between the clubs at Prudential Center.

The news was announced the Flyers on Monday afternoon following Giroux's hearing with the NHL's chief of player safety, Brendan Shanahan. The news could come as a little bit of a surprise given the lack of injury on the play to Zubrus and the fact that Giroux is not a repeat offender, but the head was undoubtedly the principal point of contact on this hit, and perhaps the NHL sees this as a chance to take a stand.

Nevertheless, losing Giroux is extremely painful for the Flyers when it comes to their hopes of coming back from a 3-1 hole against the Devils. He'll miss Game 5 on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and the reality for Giroux is that his season may very well be over as well.

For more on the Flyers, check in with Broad Street Hockey.


Claude Giroux Faces Possible Suspension For Dainius Zubrus Hit

Claude Giroux could be suspended for his hit on Devils forward Dainius Zubrus.

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